Bonnie Burke
Instructor
American Tribal Style Belly Dance
American Tribal Style Belly Dance
Tue   6:30 pm   to 7:25 pm

Bonnie dove headlong into her creative dance dreams in 2005, studying with the finest performers and instructors in the world, including Mira Betz, Kami Liddle, Heather Stants, Mardi Love, Zoe Jakes, Sabrina Fox, and Kristina Cobarrubia. She is thrilled to have assisted with the workshops and intensives of the exquisite Frédérique of Belly Groove fame, the incomparable Rachel Brice of The Indigo Dance Company, and even her beautiful hero and mentor, Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman of FatChanceBellyDance®. She has been blessed to teach and assist throughout California, as well as in Nevada, Costa Rica, and the south coast of France. 

Bonnie is deeply compassionate with timid beginners, brilliant at working with performance anxiety, passionately dedicated to improving technique, and enthusiastic enough for all levels. Everyone is welcome to dance! 

She is honored to be certified as a FatChanceBellyDance Sister Studio! http://fcbd.com/sstudios/sstudios_listing.php?i=598&r=1 American Tribal Style (ATS) Belly Dance is an eclectic modern style of dance that blends classic Egyptian, Folkloric, Flamenco, and Indian influences. ATS uses specific cues, combinations, formations and nonverbal communication to create brilliant improvisational dancing. Please bring water and something fun to tie around your hips if you like. (She has finger cymbals available for just $12 a set so you can start jingling right away!) 

Outside of Culture Shock, Bonnie teaches meditation, yoga, and healing trauma and grief through movement. She is also a Court Appointed Special Advocate for foster youth through Voices For Children. https://www.speakupnow.org/